[Python-ideas] Moving typing out of the stdlib in Python 3.7?

Nick Coghlan ncoghlan at gmail.com
Mon Nov 6 01:06:06 EST 2017

On 6 November 2017 at 09:08, Chris Angelico <rosuav at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Mon, Nov 6, 2017 at 9:29 AM, Barry Scott <barry at barrys-emacs.org> wrote:
>> If this is a mechanism that python kitting has then you would be able to
>> bundle other packages like requests or six as well as typing, but because
>> you can use pip to override the one shipped a user can optionally keep
>> up with the latest versions.
> If this were to happen, I would be inclined to put these "bootstrap"
> modules into their own directory in sys.path, after the rest of the
> stdlib. Then someone who's paranoid about stdlib shadowing could put
> pip-installed modules after the bulk of the stdlib (thus preventing
> any third-party package from overriding "import random", for instance)
> but still update modules that are specifically intended for updating;
> plus it'd mean you can get a directory listing of that, and go grab
> all the "blessed by python.org as an extension of the stdlib"
> packages.

When we say bundled, we mean bundled: the exact same bits you would
get from PyPI, installed the same way, and if you upgrade it system
wide, there's no trace of the one we bundled.


Nick Coghlan   |   ncoghlan at gmail.com   |   Brisbane, Australia

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